Testimony

I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church

I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church

I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church

Testimony By Bro Choon Beng, Singapore

In the name of our Lord Christ Jesus, I would like to tell about some my experiences after I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church. I started as a non-believer, then baptized under His name and finally receiving the Holy Spirit.

I was a Buddhist for more than 30 years. I can consider myself as a devoted Buddhist since I go very frequently to the temples and I mediate and chant regularly. I have never imagined myself converting to Christianity and even to bear testimony on my religious faith to honor His name.

The first healing

One day sometime in 2005, I sprained my back with no obvious reason; The pain is so intense that I cannot even shift my body around on bed or to move my arm. The pain started on a Tuesday afternoon and I am supposed to fly to Germany on Sunday for my business trip.

On Saturday morning, the pain did not get better but became worse due to the massage that I was given by a Chinese physician. I refused to go to Church since it is logical that the pain will get worse due to travelling. But in the end, I went and this is the first time I actually talk to Him during prayer. I used to continue sitting or to walk out of the church hall during prayers. This time, however I ask Him to heal me of the pain and in return I will try to believe in Him. When I awoke the next day morning, I feel not a single pain and I could even lift my luggage up to the taxi to the airport. Never in my 30 years as a Buddhist I’ve experience signs and wonders of such manifestation and strength.

The second healing and receiving the Holy Spirit

Subsequently I got baptized in November 2011 and I started seeking for the Holy Spirit. I’ve heard many testimonies about the Holy Spirit and I was mentally prepared to spend a long time praying in order to receive it. As expected, I did not receive the Holy Spirit after a few months of attempt and so I start to ask many questions like if I am praying enough or am I praying in the right way. One day during prayer, I started to think that I am not fit to receive the Holy Spirit since the Holy Spirit is the most holy of all and cannot dwell in a sinful person like me. I started to feel ashamed and even ridiculed myself. And so I decided that I need a “spiritual spring cleaning” to prepare a “house” that is suitable for Him to dwell in.

However, I soon get to find out that this is not true and that God is really looking at the heart of men. It was sometime in March 2012 when I was in Guangzhou China for business. A routine prayer before sleep has become the most special and memorable one for me till this date. I started all prayers by saying “Hallelujah” but strangely, this time I cannot pronounce the full word. I repeatedly tried many times to speak properly the word but failed. Instead, I was making some strange sounds, tongue stiffened, occasionally whistling or something like wind blowing. I stop praying and feeling really bad because I thought that I must have offended God by not offering prayer in a solemn manner but then it seems like someone telling me that I was given the Holy Spirit. So I became happy and allowed the prayer to carry on in the way it goes. I continued to pray for more than three hours without feeling tired. It is like when you buy a new electronic gadget and you’re eager to try it out. That night, I slept at around 2am without feeling tired and I woke up at 6.30am in the morning to try out my new “gadget”.

To conclude, I believe God is living and He is constantly listening to our hearts. My experience has shown that He is also merciful, almighty and He likes sincere prayers. Even though I always think that I am not worthy to receive from Him, He has been tremendously generous in his blessings towards me. Hence, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Him wholeheartedly and hope that my experiences can serve as an encouragement for someone. Additionally, I would also like to thank the ministers and brothers and sisters of the True Jesus Church for all the guidance and friendship. Amen.

2 thoughts on “I come to know Him in the True Jesus Church

  1. I think as long as we have the spirit of God with us and experience His power and abidance is enough. Why do we have to follow the bible so closely? Do we need to be so rigid or stubborn?

    • Hi, thanks for asking! Paul says, “The Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus..” (2 Timothy 3:15-16) And that believing you may have life in His name (John 20:31). The Bible is Truth and teaches us to true righteousness, directing us onto the path of salvation, that is why we esteemed the word of God and follow His commandment closely. Today, true believers are able to keep God’s commandments because they are etched into our hearts by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Jer 31:33; cf. Heb 8:10). Read more on our post on The Bible Is Truth (http://www.truejesuschurch.sg/bible/question-the-bible-is-truth/) if you would like to know more and feel free to write to us again.

      May His Spirit lead us to all truth and understanding!

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